Finyl Vinyl

Finyl Vinyl

by Rainbow

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Overview

Ritchie Blackmore decided to pull the plug on Rainbow following the supporting tour for 1983's Bent Out of Shape. To commemorate the end of the band, he released the appropriately-titled, Finyl Vinyl. A double-record set of live recordings and a handful of studio outtakes, primarily culled from the Joe Lynn Turner era but also featuring selections with Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, Finyl Vinyl offers a haphazard alternate history designed for hardcore fans (by 1986, that's pretty much all Blackmore had left). For those fans, the album is actually quite a treat. Rainbow always sounded better on stage than they did on the studio -- rawer, harder, alive -- and songs that sounded half-baked in the studio, such as selections from Difficult to Cure, sound right here. That's not to say that it's a perfect album -- the outtakes are interesting, but not particularly remarkable, the sequencing doesn't make sense and Blackmore's classical pretentions become even harder to stomach when married with a full-fledged orchestra -- but it rocks harder and more convincingly than many latter-day Rainbow releases. That doesn't mean that it's preferable to the studio albums, but for the devoted, it's a welcome addition to the band's canon and it's a nice way to close a career.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/1999
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0731454736824
catalogNumber: 5473682
Rank: 39902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rainbow   Primary Artist
Ritchie Blackmore   Bass,Guitar
Graham Bonnet   Vocals
Roger Glover   Bass,Percussion
Don Airey   Keyboards
Dee Beale   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Bob Daisley   Bass
Ronnie James Dio   Vocals
Cozy Powell   Drums
Lin Robinson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bob Rondinelli   Drums
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals
David Stone   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ritchie Blackmore   Producer,Executive Producer
Roger Glover   Producer
Martin Birch   Producer
Ronnie James Dio   Producer
Bruce Robbins   Engineer
Bill Levy   Artwork
Izumi Inoue   Illustrations

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